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It’s time for a Green New Eskom

A better future for all South Africans is possible if we pursue a swift path to renewable energy

L’Oréal workers demand a shutdown of local plant, citing Covid-19 exposure

The French cosmetics company’s Midrand plant has recorded 16 Covid-19 cases in two weeks

An inconvenient truth: Virus presents symptoms of socio-economic injustice

The speed at which substantial wealth was given shows that investment in transformation and justice does not enjoy the same humanitarian response

A chance to ‘reimagine South Africa’

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to announce the government's long-awaited economic stimulus plan to deal with the effects of Covid-19. The key will be getting loans for a stimulus without ‘selling’ the country.

Ferrero workers challenge zero hours contracts

Chocolate factory workers say employment contracts without guaranteed working hours have had devastating consequences for their lives. Now, they’re fighting back

Workers rally to a different flag

The realignment of the labour landscape is a positive step towards blue-collar empowerment.

Labour puzzled by lockout spike

Shutting down to ‘starve’ workers into submission is rare, but the tactic appears to be on the rise.

Shotgun approach hurts co-ops

The department and unions gunned blindly for suspect worker groups, causing collateral damage to all.

Little hope in silent epidemic

Thousands of miners with chronic diseases associated with their work may never get paid the compensation owed to them.

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Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

Press Releases

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

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